Dakota County, Minnesota

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County Information

Founded October 27, 1849
Seat Hastings
Largest city - Eagan

Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.

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Courthouse built in 1871, now Hastings City Hall
mkrogman photo 2016

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Localities


Cities and Towns
Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings (part), Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield (part), Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion, West St. Paul

Townships
Castle Rock, Douglas, Empire, Eureka, Greenvale, Hampton, Marshan, Nininger, Randolph, Ravenna, Sciota, Vermillion, Waterford

Former Townships
Burnsville, Eagan, Hastings, Inver Grove, Lakeville, Lebanon, Mendota, Rosemount, West St. Paul
(Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist).

Online Data

Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census
Churches County Fair
Court & Crime Death Records
Directories and Gazetteers Divorces
Early Settlers Families
Historic Places History
Institutions Kaposia
Marriages Military
Newspaper Data Obits
People Public Officials and Policians
Queries Schools
Towns and Townships Wills & Probate

Website Updates



NOVEMBER 2018
OBITS: Catherine Carlan, Thomas Glory, Mrs. A. C. Whittier
DIRECTORIES: 1916 Farmers' Directory - Waterford, Sciota, Inver Grove Townships
KAPOSIA: People-Joseph Renville, Little Crow, Mr. Griggs, Mr. Bell
KAPOSIA: News and History - 1852 Begging Dance
PEOPLE: Joseph Pfenning, Panchot
NEWS-POLITICS: 1896-Convention

OCTOBER 2018
MARRIAGES: County Marriage Records - ~ 300 records from 1926
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
DIRECTORIES: 1916 Farmers' Directory Eagan Township, Mendota Township


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